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to have been killed in anti-government protests in it syria. in karachi, dozens of boys have been found chained in basement of an islamic summit. canada becomes the first country to withdraw from the kyoto protocol on climate change. welcome to pc world news. whistle-blower's strikes back. japan's olympus returns in a bid it to clean up the board. the god particle. a revolution that could revolutionize the way we look at the world. top human-rights official says there has been a huge rise and the number of people killed in it syria. since the anti-government protest started in march, it is believed that more than 5000 people have now died. she said her figure suggested that 14,000 people have been arrested and more than 12,000 have fled to neighboring countries. syria accuses her of not be objective or fair, since her report took no account of the more than 1000 syrian security forces they say have been killed. jane o'brien reports from washington. >> heavy shelling nrocks houses in syrian city. one of the focal points that has resulted in a crackdown by the government. president al-ass
say at least 24 people have been killed in renewed anti-government protests across syria. four children were said to be among the demonstrations that take place after a friday prayer. it is estimated 14000 people have died in the uprising against president al-assad since march. a spokesman for syria's foreign ministry said the president was appalled and saddened by the ongoing violence. during a press conference he also called on the international community to help syria find an exit to the crisis. >> we are appealing to the outside world and our brothers all over the world to help syria through this and to stop in sight met -- and to stop inciting people, pressuring, ching. this is not helping syria. if you affect this area institutions, there will be no ability to build the state. >> syria is still under international pressure. >>> a fierce fire ripped through a hospital in india, killing at least 90 people. many of them were patients who became trapped. it took firefighters in calcutta five hours to get the blaze under control, and fleeing medical staff are accused of abando
league observers began their work in syria. the u.s. accuses damascus of stepping up attacks against their people ahead of the rival. india has passed a landmark bill cracking down on corruption. hezare would like a tougher law. welcome to "bbc world news" on america at -- on pbs in america and around the globe. one of the strange occurrences reported in north korea ahead of wednesday's state funeral. watch it again, sam. why hollywood has become so obsessed with sequels. the president of israel has condemned the behavior of ortho or -- ultra-orthodox jews whose campaign for gender segregation in public places has led to clashes. in beit shemesh, women have been subjected to harassment by ultra-orthodox men who claim they have not been properly dressed. the rally has highlighted the division between moderate jews and minority extremists and the issue of religious coercion. our colleague was in the town of beit shemesh and he told us about what sparked outrage. >> israeli television did a story on a family, and 8-year- old who had been getting abused and harassment from middle age ult
's exclusive guest sunday morning on "meet the press." >>> overseas now to syria which today saw one of the largest demonstrations there in months. it's been a year of uprisings and violent crackdowns across the region, but the crisis in syria continues without let-up. today, dozens more were killed. nbc's ayman mohyeldin has our report from neighboring jordan. >> reporter: nine months into the syrian uprising, hundreds of thousands of syrians took to the streets today, protesting a regime that shows no signs of backing down. in this year of the arab spring a wave of change that toppled hosni mubarak of egypt and moammar gadhafi of libya. bashar al asad of syria has so far managed to hold on to power. the cost, more than 5,000 lives since march with more killed each day, even as many soldiers defect and the uprising lurches toward civil war. nothing has slowed down the carnage. not even the presence of arab league observers. their job, to ensure the asad regime's compliance is an agreement aimed at ending the crackdown. while the syrian government has allowed the arab league observer
the middle east. a group of fact finders from the arab league is now on the ground in syria. they're in the city of homs among other places to see if the government has ended its crackdown on protesters. before the group arrived, our sources in homs say that military forces left their positions. this is to comply with an arab league demand that the military withdraw from city centers. thousands of protesters rallied against the regime. take a look at some of these images from homs today. so, still some violence and just today an opposition group reports four people dead in homs. 13 total throughout the country. mohammed is monitoring the story. we have. >>> been allowed back into syria. i have to ask you about these witnesses saying the military was seen withdrawing from homs once the monitors came in. people say once the monitors leave, the tanks will roll right back into homs. >> that is certainly the fear at this hour, hala. the activists we have been speaking with many say that the government, not that they withdrew the tanks but they hid them in government buildings very clos
and major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, bbc world news. >> more violence in syria as arab league observers arrive to monitor attempts to end the blood shed. protests look to continue in india where thousands want an end to corruption. ew flood warning in the philippines. welcome to bbc world news. also in the program, in good speurlgts after his hospital treatment britain's prince phillip is home. how to make money in hollywood. find a hit and work it for all it is worth. >> in the last hour it has been reported a team of arab league observers has arrived in a syrian city to see if the violent crackdown has halted. greta only 24 hours ago at least 20 were killed there in heavy shelling. the crackdown has lasted some nine months. thousands have been killed and there is little if any sign that it is coming to a close. what is it like there at the moment? i can speak to an eyewitness. omar, thanks for joining us. can you give us a sense of what it is like there now? >> while the arab league are arriving the army continues to she shell, especially between the bridges.
, very worried about iraq. nuri al-maliki's government support for bashara al-assad in syria. lebanon is the only country that refuses to go along with the rest of the arab world, arab league in condemning and impositions sanctions for what it's doing against peaceful protesters throughout the country. these are very worrying signs and a lot of officials and outside experts are very worried about where this direction, where this iraqi government is going. we'll hear some reassuring words, i'm sure, from nuri al-maliki in this joint news conference with the president, but what he says will be significant. what he does in the coming weeks and months will obviously be so much more important. >> wolf, we'll get to you in a minute. i want to bring in arla who's out of baghdad. he talks about nuri al-maliki and this becoming more of a stable place, at least that's what the prime minister has said. what is life like for the iraqis now? >> reporter: suzanne, it's utterly heart breaking and incredibly difficult. iraqis, especially those in the capital baghdad hardly have a normal life. for the
recess. >>> tonight is the deadline reportedly set by syria for anti-government protesters in the city of hom to get back in line or else. an opposition group called the free syrian army fears a massacre if residents fail to turn in their weapons and give up military defectors as damascus is demanding. activists say security forces have killed 20 people nationwide today alone. officials haven't publicly acknowledged the deadline and have denied opposition claims that the city's being cut off from water, electricity and food. >>> as we just heard, live from the courthouse, the u.s. and iraq are marking an honorable end to an arduous war. president obama hosted iraqi prime minister nuri al maliki 19 days before the last american troops are due to be gone from iraqi soil. the president says it is time to honor sacrifices borne by troops and civilians of both nations and to start a normal relationship based on respect. >> today only several thousand troops remain there and more are coming home every day. this is the season of home comings and military families across america are being reun
. >> syria said yesterday's attack, there has been worse over the years but cutting off all diplomatic relations is extraordinary rare in peacetime. perhaps it was to teach a lesson to a country that doesn't play by the rules. a country which seems close to having a nuclear bomb. >> the iranians are being informed now we require the immediate closer of the iranian embassy in london and all iranian diplomatic staff must leave the united kingdom within 48 hours. if any country makes it impossible for us to operate on their soil, they cannot expect to have a functioning embassy here. >> so by the weekend, iran's embassy here in london, just like britain's embassy in tehran will effectively be closed down. almost at the very last moment, iran's foreign ministry put out a statement seeming to apologize for yesterday's attack, but it was too late and the apology wasn't strong enough. in six years, then, britain has gone from offering friendship to iran, that was angrily rejected, to shutting down all direct links altogether. and the basic reason is the political in fighting in tehran itself.
's go to syria where two suicide car bombs ripped through the capitol there. look. these bomgs exploded back to back outside heavily guarded intelligence buildings. the blasts came one day after an arab league team arrived to monitor the government's promise to end its crackdown on protesters. the government blames the bombings on terrorists but opposition sources say the president was behind these attacks. >>> duling demonstrations underway in egypt. the scene in tahrir square, you're seeing there protesters are demanding that the ruling military council transfer power to civilians. they're outraged over this week's brutal crackdown. >>> elsewhere in cairo hundreds of pro-military demonstrators gathered to voice their support for the ruling party. >>> reversal today from north korea north korea as it prepares for the funeral of its dear leader, kim jong il. it says it will accept private condolence delegations from south korea. the two countries technically are still at war. earlier in the week the secretive government announced that it would not accept foreign delegations. kim's funer
you to syria now. a significant day. huge anti-government protests are erupting across the country along with more reports of violence. at least eight protesters reportedly killed today. we have no way of confirming that independently. outside journalists are still banned from syria. you're seeing there some images from homs today. people are feeling emboldened, we're hearing. they're going out on hundreds of thousands. because international journalists are barred from syria, it makes this next piece of video all the more fascinating. cnn has obtained exclusive video of the battle in homs between government security forces and troops who have defected. our reporter there needs to remain anonymous. take a look. >> the neighborhood of homs. fighters took me into a house where their men were engaged with a shootout with snipers from the syrian military. these men say they're allfectors and they call themselves the free syrian army. one of the men managed to take rifle with a position scope with him when he defected. but most of the fighters from the free syrian army are ill equipped a
in syria and that they've also witnessed the scene of the attack. no death toll and no casualty toll at this stage. syrian state television saying numerous people were injured and killed in these attacks. opposition figures in syria saying the regime is lying suggesting it's awfully convenient that these attacks come just one day after these members of the arab league have arrived and it really fits the narrative that the regime has been trying to say that they're fighting terrorism there and not trying to talk about the crackdown that's been going on against peaceful protesters. in the meantime, protests going on in several provinces and cities across syria. that's according to opposition protesters. protesters carrying signs mocking the protocol of blood, the protocol signed by the arab league and the syrian government for observers to go in and try to halt the violence. the protesters and activists say they believe this is just a stalling tactic and that the president of syria does not plan to stop his brutal crackdown any time soon. kyra? >> we've been watching these protests for
no signs of letting up despite the presence of monitors from the arab league to ensure that syria's government ends their bloody crackdown. >> heather: prime minister nouri al-maliki says the u.s. troop withdrawal begins a new chapter for his country. they broadcast the ceremony in baghdad. praising iraqis for us on tings saddam hussein and urged his people to move forward in unity as the nation focuses on rebuilding. >> gregg: it has been a fairly big diplomatic year from iran's nuclear ambitions to the crisis in syria. his approach to international delaware over the past three years has, diplomacy has been different but has it paid off? what can we expect from the administration next year. former advisor of six secretary of states and can the america have another great president, author of a book. how would you assess his efforts at dialogue with adversaries? >> no speck spectacular failures or spectacular achievements. i thinkhave learned whether democrats or republicans that in the end at least these days its cruel and unforgiving world. there is a place for diplomacy and dial
and reconciliation can bring about peace. >>> the arab league is trying to reign in the violence in syria. syria turned into a blood pat bath. syrian forces killed several hundreds in the past week. opposition leaders say they doubt the monitors will have much of an impact. >>> in north korea, thousands are gathering to mourn the death of kim jong-il. fox's david lee miller has the latest. >> reporter: the 14 year north korean leader with public displays of mourning. in south korea, home to many exiles, protests have begun against the current government structure. leaflets are airlifted over the border with the hope that they will reach citizens. some plan to travel north and pay respects to help diplomacy. >> i believe it is our duty to express condolences. we hope our visit helps to improve the north, south relationship. in seoul, an attempt to install a memorial to offer the late leader is being met with resistance by antinorth protestors. >> we are hear today to stop people from setting up incense altars. >> reporter: supporters argue the democratic south should allow the freedom to mourning
tonight. syria. where today, by some accounts, hundreds of thousands took to the streets. the biggest protests in months. making a point to the outside observers from other arab nations, who are now inside syria. more than two dozen people were reportedly killed. >>> back in this country, and to a u.s. marine who is proving tonight that his battle training is not going to waste. carl trenker was shot twice during a robbery right before christmas and he used his own fingers to plug the bullet wounds. he spoke today as he left the hospital. >> one bullet passed into my pec and came out the other side, so, i kind of went like this and, like that. it could have turned out a lot worse, so, there's probably something more that i'm intended to do in my life. >> he survived the battlefield only to come home to that robbery. he now says after surviving, he's looking forward to the holiday meal he missed. >>> and here in new york tonight, a little more than 24 hours until the new year's countdown. pictures coming in tonight. they tested the famous crystal ball today. and it is working. tonight,
of syria. arab league observers have arnsed and will try witnessing the uprising and also the government crackdown first hand. what are they finding? >> it's very troubling so far to u.s. officials because the arab league monitors have been on the ground for two days and they have not pushed back against restrictions that the regime has imposed on their inspections, and these are the first outside monitors that syria has permitted in. they have blocked their access to key areas where atrosities are reported. the u.s. is withholding any formal criticism because they hope this mission can succeed. in these two days the monitors have not gotten in and activists are reporting six more killings and opposition leaders are calling this arab league effort a farce. lester. >> andrea mitchell, thanks. >>> important health news tonight about the fight against ovarian cancer, which kills more than 15,000 american women each year. two studies out tonight show that avastin, a drug already approved for other cancers but is also controversial, could help women buy more time in the battle with this deadl
evening news with scott pelley. and a rare look from inside syria as victims of the regime's brutal crack down speak out to the news. we hope to >> pelley: tonight, what the dictator doesn't want you to s see. clarissa ward gives us a rare first-hand look at the revolution aimed at syria's bashar al assad. the protesters have a message for him. >> leave now. you've got enough of our blood. >> pelley: the postmaster general delivers a bundle of bad news. nancy cordes reports it includes slower mail and thousands of jobs lost. a woman is raped and then forced to marry her attacker. mandy clark on a case raising calls for justice. and byron pitts with the story of the u.s. versus haiti. opponents on the soccer field with an astounding bond of brotherhood. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. their voices are not heard; their funerals are not seen. a revolution is under way to end one of the world's
an eye on it. thank you. there is also a new wave of bloodshed in syria to tell you about. hundreds of thousands of protesters flooding the streets there after friday prayers. a live report on that coming up. jamie: plus security is already tight in new york city's times square. you can imagine over a million people expected and revelers ringing in the new year will need a warm coat. we'll tell you what you need wherever you're celebrating. we have your foxcast. that is coming up next. ♪ ♪ [ woman ] ♪ what i want this season ♪ if you'd like to try and guess ♪ ♪ it is something very special ♪ i would readily confess [ dogs barking ] ♪ 'cause all i want this season ♪ ♪ is something from your heart ♪ la da da, la da da [ male announcer ] thinking of others this holiday season, travelers. jamie: countdown, it has begun. the big new year's eve party right around the corner. look at at crossroads of america, times square in new york city. as we said a million people could be crowding the streets saturday night to watch the ball drop and ring in 2012. what will they n
loving that milk. >> glor: milk. all right, rebecca jarvis, thank you. in syria today the largest demonstrations that country has seen in months. huge crowds again calling for the resignation of bet bashar al assad. they also want to show arab league monitors how strong their movement. is as mark phillips reports, that didn't stop the regime from striking with deadly force. >> reporter: the presence of arab league observers in syria seen here in their high-visibility vests in the video the protesters have been shooting themselves, seems to have embolden it had movement in some places like the city of idlib in the north. the crowds appear to be several hundred thousand strong. but government troops continued to shadow the protesters and the casualties continue to mount up. shots fired in this damascus suburb hit the man taking these pictures. four days into their mission, the arab league observers have found themselves in the middle of the argument, accused of sticking to a government arranged schedule. "come see the corpse of a victim" they're being told here. "we have to follow o
to impose more sanctions on iran because of the nuclear program. >> heather: in syria, dictatorship finding a new way to banning phones likely to keep the fighting out of view. the order coming from the confuse tomorrow's department of the syrian finance ministry. many of the pictures showing anti-government protests that have come from amateur footage posted on the internet. according to the u.n., 4,000 people have been killed in syria that is just since march. >> gregg: back here, new help in the search for the missing baby lisa irwin, john walsh bringing his expertise to the case. here is more. >> he helped bring more than 60 children in the past 24 years and now involved in the baby lisa case, helping that 4 million viewers will help solve the mystery and bring lisa back here. john walsh america's most wanted made his life's mission to protect children. >> in kansas city, missouri, the search continues to find missing 11-month-old lisa irwin. >> and premiere on lifetime the show featured baby lisa stories along with pictures. the attorney says the show's attention the family didn't solo
in protests across syria. four children are among those killed in demonstrations, which have been taking place regularly. more than 4000 people have died in the uprising since march. the gunman who shot a virginia tech police officer before killing himself has been named as a 22-year-old student from a nearby university. virginia state police say ross truett ashley stole the car on wednesday before police officer deriek crouse was killed. they're still trying to determine the motive for the shooting, which triggered a campus lockdown. several thousand people demonstrated in haiti, demanding the united nations pay compensation for people affected by a cholera outbreak. demonstrators say un peacekeepers inadvertently carried the disease to haiti, causing an epidemic that killed almost seven dozen. half a ton of liquid cocaine hidden in 900 tin cans of asparagus has been seized by peru's anti-narcotics police. two people a been detained in the operation. police said the destination was a spanish island. the estimated street value was around 20 million u.s. dollars. australian police are offering
? >> well, iraq has adversaries there for whom the f-16s might prevent some attacks. syria is a great example, iran is a great example. they're not going to be the most sophisticated ones, they won't be able to attack israel or anything like that, but we're probably going to sell them to them, $10 billion worth. >> to a fragile government. >> yeah, separate issue altogether. and we have to have trainers there to make sure they're maintained properly and so on. it's a difficult situation, but i think we're going to do it. >> thank you so much. >> you bet. >>> a christmas tragedy in connecticut. a massive fire takes the lives of five people including three children. >>> and 2011 left congress bruised and battered. what lessons can lawmakers take forward to 2012? with the capital one venture card we get double miles on every purchase. so we earned a holiday trip to the big apple twice as fast! dinner! [ garth ] we get double miles every time we use our card. and since double miles add up fast, we can bring the whole gang! it's hard to beat double miles! i want a mace, a sword, a... oww!
. happy new year. good of you. >>guest: happy new year to you. >>trace: in syria hundreds of thousands are taking to the streets in what could be the biggest protest that country has seen in months. we are told it is a show of defiance against the regime taking place in front of abe league peace observers. this is amateur video said to show an explosion in the cap it will city of damascus, and we are seeing more video which activists claim show security forces shooting protesters and the activists say at least 22 people died in the fighting today but question not indepedently confirm any of it because syria's government bans foreign journalists. >> police in california say they will be cracking down on distracted driving but how can they tell if someone is distracted or a cell phone or changing the radio? is it illegal to eat a sandwich behind the wheel? [ male announcer ] you never know when, but thieves can steal your identity. turning your life upside down in a matter of seconds. hi. hi. you know i can save you 15% today if you open up a charge card account with us. you just rea
were talking in the newsroom about syria. we would not know what is happening inside syria if it is not for twitter, social media, youtube. news reporters are not allowed in. we cannot verify exactly whether the information is authentic, but we see all these videos uprou uploaded to youtube. people are tweeting, getting information out. ordinary people will not stand for repression. they will find ways to organize themselves, they will find ways to tell the world and ask for help. >> it is happening on a very big way. and then you mentioned there is some food. what is the food connection here? >> actually, we -- people were tweeting about food, that doesn't even quiexist in the und states. the mclobster, that was the number one hash tag about food. people kept tweeting about the mclobster that is coming to the united states. >> they wanted it to happen they were wishing. >> they burst their bubble and said, no, it is not going to happen. >> no one knows where that came from, how that got started? >> no. maybe somebody said they feel like eating a mcliorstobster, w not? mayb
,000 for information leading to an arrest. >>> in syria, hundreds of thousands flooded the streets on friday in the largest anti-government protest there in months. activists are trying to show the strength of their movement to arab league observers who are right there now in syria. 22 protesters were killed on friday. >>> and enfamil, infant formula has been declared safe, by two federal agencies. the fda and the centers for disease control say there's no evidence that four cases of a rare bacterial infection was related. four of the babies consumed enfamil. >>> more than 100,000 cyclists, not to be equivalent of a red shirt, filled the streets of taiwan to break the world's record for the largest bicycle parade. the record was set in italy more than a decade ago. >> i don't know, ron. >> that's all i got. >> it was close. >> i know. >> that's impressive. >> i tried. >> yes. >>> time, now, for the weather and ginger who is out in times square, where they're getting ready for the big night. ginger, go. >> it's a big night. and it's a big morning already. so many folks feeling the excitement
homs. cnn can't confirm if the video is authentic. foreign reporters are not allow und ed into syria. one journalist did not get in. >>> over the next few days, cnn is showcasing his remarkable stories. here is his first report on government snipers. >> the snipers are on basically every main street they have checkpoints on both sides. snipers would shoot everybody who is basically crossing the street between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 in the morning. this is an unofficial curfew. the activists told me i have to meet this woman. this is the mother of the victim who got shot when she was pregnant in the seventh month. it was during the morning when she wants to go out for shopping. >> translator: her brother tried for half an hour to go over the walls and roofs to get to her. he didn't manage to reach her. finally they managed to pull her away, but it took another half an hour to get her to my house. >> you arrive at the situation, you arrive at the scene where half an hour ago somebody got shot and 30 minutes later people are crossing very normally the street. me, crossing the street, i've b
uprising in syria. two suicide bombings ripped through the heart of the syrian capital, damascus today. targeting a government security building and the equivalent of syria's cia. at least 30 people have been killed. now, 5,000 people have already died in the uprising this year. but this is the first, significant violence in the capital and comes just one day after arab league observers arrive, hoping to find a peaceful resolution there. the syrian government is blaming al qaeda for today's attacks. >>> meanwhile, the other breaking story overnight, new zealand jolted by another strong earthquake. people in christchurch, who are just rebuilding after last february's killer quake, ran. as you can see here, from supermarkets, office buildings, fearing the worst and rightly so. no serious damage has been reported. the 5.8 magnitude quake did collapse, though, the side of a cliff. you can see it there. four people had to be rescued after that rockslide. 182 people died back in last february's quake. >>> and the scandal over misidentified and misplaced graves at arlington national cemetery
bombers strike two government building in syria. this morning car bombs exploded outside security offices in damascus. syrian tv reports a number of military and civilian casualties. reports say the attacks bear the hallmark of al qaeda. >>> former senator john edwards hoping to delay his conspiracy trial because of what he calls an unexpected medical issue. the trial is supposed to begin next month, but edwards is asking for an additional 60 days. edwards is accused of using campaign money to hide his affair. >>> and the a series of earthquakes strikes christchurch, new zealand today. two 5.8 quakes each followed by aftershocks. at least two people hurt and roads hampered by falling rocks. >>> it's called tsa cares. a toll-free hot line to help travelers who have special medical needs. agents are going to answer questions about screening procedures and their going to attempt to coordinate checkpoint support. you can reach the hot line monday 24r50u friday, 9:00 to 9:00 eastern. the number, 855-787- 227. >>> well, that's the news you need to start your day. "american morning" back right a
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